Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: big_mountain_biker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    1,245

    Trouble removing a deep cup headset from a butted head tube

    I'm trying to remove the FSA Big Fat Pig 1.5" reducing headset from my wife's Jamis Diablo.

    The problem is that the cups are pretty deep and the headtube is butted, so the regular removal tool won't catch the lip of the cup. I've also tried a flat head screw driver and couldn't get it to catch on the cup either.

    Does anyone know of a method to get the cups out when you can't push them out from the inside? I don't care about the headset itself, so I have no problem using a method that damages the cups.

    One option I was thinking of was drilling a hole on each end of the cup and putting a rod horizontally through the cup, then I would hopefully push against this rod to get the cup out. Since I'm not sure it will work and it sounds a little extreme I thought I'd check here before drilling the headset.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,294
    we had this issue at the shop. ended up using a slide hammer with a blind bearing puller attachment

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: big_mountain_biker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    1,245
    Thanks, that's a great idea!

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-28-2013, 12:09 PM
  2. which angle headset for traditional head tube?
    By mnigro in forum All Mountain
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 04-08-2013, 09:46 PM
  3. Works Headset, 44mm head tube, taper fork
    By ukr77 in forum All Mountain
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-07-2012, 03:23 PM
  4. Butted Tube Questions
    By zskf1 in forum Frame Building
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-27-2012, 05:25 PM
  5. New Headset - Head Tube Facing Required?
    By wheelnuts in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-15-2011, 07:08 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •